Commit f8a01fb3 authored by Simon Marlow's avatar Simon Marlow
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Fix a rare deadlock when the IO manager thread is slow to start up

This fixes occasional failures of ffi002(threaded1) on a loaded
parent 594eb917
......@@ -786,6 +786,14 @@ shutdownCapability (Capability *cap, Task *task, rtsBool safe)
"thread(s) are involved in foreign calls, yielding");
cap->running_task = NULL;
// The IO manager thread might have been slow to start up,
// so the first attempt to kill it might not have
// succeeded. Just in case, try again - the kill message
// will only be sent once.
// To reproduce this deadlock: run ffi002(threaded1)
// repeatedly on a loaded machine.
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